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Ten things to consider when building your dream home

building your dream home

For an average man building a  befitting house – some place you can call home, is definitely a dream come true. A home of your own is arguably the biggest asset man can have. This article states 10 things you ought to consider when building your dream home It’s every sane man’s desire to find a worthy place to call ...

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ToLet acquires Jumia House in Nigeria

ToLet

In what is likely the most interesting acquisition deal in the history of Nigerian internet startups, online property classifieds platform, ToLet just recently announced its acquisition of Jumia House for an undisclosed amount. Why is the acquisition interesting? It is barely a year ago since ToLet raised just over a million dollars in its Series A funding round. Jumia House ...

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Cisco Systems Develop Innovative Connected Building Technology Solutions

Connected Building Technology Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, a global leader in networking and information technology solutions has introduced an innovative, smart and connected building technology solution that will further drive real estate business. The technology solution is coming at a time when most states in Nigeria are planning towards smart and connected cities that are driven by Internet of Things (IoTs) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). ...

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Why Building Projects in Nigeria are handled by Foreigners

Building Projects in Nigeria

At the ongoing 2017 edition of the Building, Construction and Machinery Exhibition, light has been shed on reasons why building projects in Nigeria are handled by foreigners. As we all know, in recent times, there have been countless cases of building collapse and deaths as a result of improper structure, maintenance or use of substandard materials for projects. This has made a ...

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RENT TO OWN: Another path to owning a home.

Rent-to-own

Owning your house in a country like Nigeria, especially in metro cities of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt is a laudable accomplishment considering the high cost of living. In this article, we take a look at an alternative to paying rent and being treated shabbily by your landlord. The cost of renting a standard house is so back-breaking, sometimes having ...

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Using Social Housing Scheme to Solve Housing Problems in Nigeria

Housing Shortage in Lagos

When you talk about social housing for the masses, the words that come to mind are cheap, affordable, non-profit driven, mass produced houses that could be occupied by low income earners, who may wish to save towards eventually buying such houses with time. Considering the fact that Nigeria has a housing deficit of about 17 million units, any information that ...

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The Impact of Mobile Technology On Real Estate Buying And Selling

Mobile Technology

The real estate industry has struggled in the past years, with a nasty recession and housing bubble threatening the industry. But surveys have shown real estate icons are some of the most satisfied in the country—and the new technologies paving the way for their success means success for anyone looking to rent, buy, or sell real estate. Whereas gaps once ...

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Regulatory Bodies In the Construction Industry In Nigeria

regulatory bodies

The construction or building industry in Nigeria is a complex and highly competitive one with varying professionals in different aspects. These professionals ensure the successful execution of its numerous activities. However, just like in every sector of the economy of a country, there are regulatory bodies that are saddled with the responsibility of ensuring the effective control; coordination; organizing; directing; ...

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Why Building Information Modeling (BIM) Should Be Adopted in Nigeria

Building Information Modeling

One technology that has emerged over the last decade and a half is Building Information Modeling (BIM). This article highlights the importance of BIM to the construction industry in Nigeria. There were no significant changes in the building design methods observed until the mid-nineteenth century and engineers were used to describe their design by traditional methods (pen, paper, and ruler). ...

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Environmental Impact of Building Projects in Nigeria

environmental impact

Environmental Impact is used to describe some implications of human activities on the environment. This article views the environmental impact of building construction projects in Nigeria. The environment is threatened severely by so many problems, some of which are caused by the activities of Construction Projects. The major environmental impacts of building construction projects include environmental pollution, resource depletion and ...

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